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  • Focus increases on distracted driving

    June 28, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Canada has added to the focus on distracted driving through a national roundtable in Montreal, featuring voices including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Quebec Trucking Association. Sessions covered the steps that different industries are taking

  • ‘Roadmap’ offers direction in distracted driving fight

    May 15, 2018 1:14PM by Truck News

    SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is defining a “roadmap” to help curb collisions linked to distracted driving. Underlying ideas were unveiled in Scarborough, Ont. during last week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving, which included

  • OPP begin week-long blitz to curb distracted driving

    March 12, 2018 8:25PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are once again heading out in their Class 8 truck to try to catch distracted drivers across the province. OPP Superintendent Tony Cristilli said the police service would use every tool available

  • Ontario won’t crack down on CBs…yet

    December 19, 2017 12:36PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will continue to allow the use of handheld CBs and two-way radios until 2021. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) said it’s thankful for the extension, and will continue working with the

  • SmartDrive offers fresh insights into risks of distracted driving

    April 17, 2017 9:14AM by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors and drive faster over the speed limit, when compared to non-distracted drivers. The results are courtesy of in-cab camera provider SmartDrive Systems, which has

  • Seeing Machines touts success of its Guardian safety system at MCE

    October 1, 2016 5:43PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Seeing Machines says its Guardian safety system is significantly helping to reduce distracted driving and fatigue, and that Royal Food Service will be equipping its fleet with the system. “The Guardian safety solution is already saving

  • Cellcontrol and TomTom partner to help reduce distracted driving

    April 9, 2016 9:54AM by Truck West

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Cellcontrol has teamed with navigation device company TomTom to bring fleets in both Canada and the US a specially designed version of its safe driving platform to help reduce distracted driving. Cellcontrol’s tailored its award-winning platform

  • Company reaches out to trucking industry to help rid epidemic of distracted driving

    November 18, 2015 4:57PM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – Keeping Roads Safe Technologies Inc. (KRST) is searching for partners in the trucking industry to help with a pilot project that aims at putting a stop to cellphone use while driving. The project would include installing one

  • McWilliams Moving to raise awareness of distracted driving

    October 15, 2015 2:20PM by Truck News

    PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — McWilliams Moving and Storage says it’s “taking action against distraction” and will launch a distracted driving initiative Oct. 20. The company’s vehicles will be adorned with prominently placed anti-texting and driving decals, reminding motorists that “The safest